Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino has returned to the cinematic world of superheroes with his score to Matt Reeves‘ highly anticipated The Batman. WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, has released the first track from the soundtrack.
Michael Giacchino has composed scores for some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including The Incredibles, War for the Planet of the Apes, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Spider-Man: Far from Home and Dr. Strange, Coco. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar’s Up earned him an Oscar, a Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award and two GRAMMY Awards. Giacchino also took home an Emmy for his work on the pilot episode of J.J. Abram’s series LOST and a GRAMMY for the soundtrack for Ratatouille.
We spoke with Giacchino a little while back to discuss his first non-soundtrack album, Travelogue Volume 1, which you can read here.
Fans of Giacchino will hear hints of LOST and Spider-Man, in the track, but then it transitions into something considerably more moody and gothic than we’ve head from the composer before. There appears to be some influences from Shirley Walker’s music from Batman: The Animated Series and Mask of the Phantasm.
The Batman won’t hit theaters on March 4, but you can hear some of Giacchino’s score below.